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  • Bharat Bandh: Mumbai transport unaffected, rural Maha partially hit

    Mumbai, It was business as usual for public transport in Mumbai despite one-day nationwide strike call given by central trade unions, while it evoked a mixed response in rural Maharashtra. The suburban trains, autorickshaws, taxis and city buses continued to operate normally, without affecting the daily schedule of lakhs of commuters in Mumbai and suburbs.

  • Strike: Banking operations hit in Telangana

    Hyderabad: Banking operations came to standstill in Telangana as over 15,000 employees of various banks participated in the general strike called by trade unions to protest government’s “anti-labour policies”.

  • No auto-taxi strike today in Mumbai

    Mumbai: With transport being the backbone of the financial capital Mumbai, the news of ‘No auto-taxi strike’ on Friday will bring respite to Maximum Mumbaikars. The inevitable strike on Friday is likely to strike the business and commerce in a big way.

  • Banking ops hit in the financial capital

    Mumbai: The nation-wide strike of trade unions on Wednesday chiefly affected banking operations in the financial capital of the city. The stir on Wednesday was called to oppose amendment in labour laws by the Union government.
    Ten central trade unions called for the ‘Bharat bandh’ in support of a 12-point charter demanding higher wages, social security, withdrawal of labour law amendments and an end to privatisation of public sector companies among other things.

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    Bharat Bandh: A senseless strike

    India has moved on. Her trade unions have not. The partial strike by workers affiliated to the ten Congress-left unions on Wednesday caused some inconvenience to a minuscule portion of the population, but on the whole it ended up showcasing the utter irrelevance of the organisers. Discredited and dejected trade unionists representing an ever diminishing number of workers did not have the popular support for the so-called Bharat Bandh. Ordinary people no

  • Mumbai peaceful on second day of shutdown

    Mumbai: The city remained peaceful with business as usual for private establishments Thursday, the second day of the nationwide shutdown called by major trade unions.

  • Protesting Trade Union workers set ablaze vehicles in Noida

    New Delhi; The nationwide strike by trade unions turned violent in Noida where workers clashed with factory owners in a hosiery complex and set ablaze vehicles prompting authorities to deploy PAC in the area.

  • Assocham appeals to trade unions to call off strike

    Bhubaneswar:  Industry body Assocham Tuesday urged central trade unions to withdraw the Feb 20-21 two-day-strike as the economy would lose Rs.15,000-20,000 crore due to the disruption.